BCCCS In Action

Over the years, the BCCCS has received a great deal of media coverage, produced many resources, and continues to do advocacy and public outreach work.

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October 2nd, 2010
Download the latest issue of the BCCCS official newsletter, The Compassionate Voice, for more news on our latest activities and announcements.
Canadian, Newsletter
October 1st, 2010
Members and supporters of the BC Compassion Club Society will be holding rallies in Vancouver on Saturday, October 2 at 12.30pm, as part of a nation-wide Day of Action against Bill S10.... [...More]
Members & staff of the BCCCS take a group photo to celebrate 13 years of service
May 4th, 2010
The BC Compassion Club celebrated our 13th Birthday on May 1, 2010. Members & staff got together for a photo shoot outside the BCCCS Wellness Centre before opening for the day... See the full photo gallery
Conferences & events
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May 3rd, 2010
Watch the presentation by Jeet-Kei Leung of the BC Compassion Club Society to the Senate Committee about the impacts of Bill C-15 (Mandatory Minimum Sentencing) on Compassion Clubs. (December 2nd, 2009) You can read more about Bill C-15 in our Law,...
February 24th, 2010
The Georgia Straight's featured story on our Wellness Centre, where we've been providing subsidized natural health care to our members for over a decade...
In the media
December 12th, 2009
In December, the BCCCS went to Ottawa to provide expert testimony on the damaging effects the Conservatives' proposed Bill C-15 would have on medical marijuana patients and Compassion Clubs. If passed, Bill C-15 would impose mandatory prison sentences for drug offences, including cannabis cultivation, starting at 5 plants.... [...More]
November 3rd, 2009
Read about and watch a video clip from from The Nature of Things with David Suzuki, featuring Hilary Black from the BCCCS.
October 10th, 2009
Our new 20-page booklet with details on our services, becoming a member, our wellness centre services, effective use of cannabis, a legal/political summary on medical cannabis in Canada, our organization's story, how to become a supporter and more...
Publications
September 30th, 2009
The September issue of The Compassionate Voice, BCCCS' quarterly newsletter, features articles on Bill C-15 in the Senate; Cannabis protects brain against damage from alcohol; Our meeting with Transit Police; Massage therapy in the Wellness Centre; BCCCS at Pride Parade and more...
Newsletter
September 30th, 2009
The Spring 2008 issue of the BC Compassion Club Society newsletter, featuring articles on Pros & Cons of becoming a federal exemptee; American College of Physicians calls for end to barriers on cannabis research; Acupuncture testimonial and more...
Newsletter
September 30th, 2009
The Winter 2007 issue of the BCCCS' newsletter features stories on: Celebrating our 10th anniversary; Recent court decisions; Largest study yet finds no link between smoking marijuana and lung cancer; Woody Harrelson visit to the Club and more...
Newsletter
Kill Bill C-15!!!
September 1st, 2009
Bill C-15, the mandatory minimum sentencing Bill for drug offences currently in Senate, will harm the lives and freedom of people who grow cannabis, including medicinal cannabis patients and cultivators who supply ill people through Compassion Clubs. Mandatory sentences mean the judge will be forced to send someone found guilty to prison without being able to consider their motivations (such as supplying ill people).... [...More]
August 31st, 2009
The BC Compassion Club presented this petition against Bill C15 to the Senate Committee on December 2, 2009.  This regressive legislation - had it passed - would have written into law mandatory minimum sentencing for drug crimes, including cultivation of cannabis.  The bill ultimately died when Stephen Harper prorogued Parliament in late December, 2009.  
June 30th, 2009
The June 2009 issue of the BCCCS Newsletter, featuring stories on Bill C-15; latest medical research; Supreme Court refuses to hear Health Canada's appeal of grower restrictions being struck down; BCCCS condition-specific feedback project; Our new yoga program and more... 
Newsletter
May 18th, 2009
A survey completed by BCCCS members regarding their use of cannabis for mental health conditions and its effect on their mental health.
Medical Research, Research